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The Bantam classics edition of Shakespeare s late romances offers four of the great playwright s later works, written as literary tastes and theatrical fashions entered a period of change This volume contains full texts of Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter s Tale and The Tempest Preceding each play is an introductory essay and an essay on the history of its performance Excellent footnotes accompany each play, with helpful highlights illuminating puns and Elizabethan wordplay whose meaning may not be obvious to twenty first century readers Each play is followed by textual notes and excerpts from Shakespeare s sources. Finally finished the Tempest It s not that I don t like the story, it s just so incredibly hard to get back in to the style of Shakespeare when you haven t read it for ages I started reading this story because I heard that it influenced Aldous Huxley s classic, Brave New World which I have not read yet and thought it would be interesting Several months later, I m happy I read it but I think I ll go back to less demanding writing styles for a while. |Free Kindle ⚇ The Late Romances: Pericles; Cymbeline; The Winter's Tale; The Tempest (Bantam Classics) ♌ PericlesThe first of Shakespeare s late romances moves spectacularly from one dramatic period to another as the hero, Pericles, sails off to adventure and love, and experiences what for him is a miracle.CymbelineA favorite romantic drama, this play of a wife unjustly accused of faithlessness moves from a world of intrigue and slander to one of reconciliation and forgiveness, and contains two of Shakespeare s most poignantly beautiful songs.The Winter s TaleFrom a darkly melodramatic beginning to a joyous pastoral ending, this romance of a jealous king and his long suffering queen is superb entertainment, with revelations, plot twists, and a final compelling theatrical moment of discovery.The TempestThis tale of the exiled Duke of Milan, marooned on an enchanted island, is so richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, that its theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart.